On March 27, 2013, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) posted notice in Volume 47, Number 14 of the Customs Bulletin and Decisions of its proposal to use a certain test method for the purposes of administering Additional U.S. Note 5 to Chapter 64 ("Note 5"), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which concerns the tariff classification of footwear with textile material on the outer sole. CBP solicited comments from the public on this proposed test until May 28, 2013. For the convenience of the public, the comments submitted on the proposal may be viewed in the "Significant Records of Interest" section of the CBP Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library page of the CBP website.
CBP is currently reviewing the comments and plans to prepare a decision to establish how CBP will administer Note 5. CBP will publish its decision in a future edition of the Customs Bulletin.